Lakeview: Four homes burglarized on a single block since Sunday, cops say

Police said four homes have been targeted in the 3800 block of Janssen (red line) and one on nearby Greenview (blue).

Four homes have been burglarized on a single Lakeview block since Sunday, police said. And a fifth home has been targeted on the next street over. That’s according to a community alert issued by Area North detectives late Tuesday night.

Investigators said the burglar entered homes in the 3800 block of North Janssen and the 3700 block of North Greenview through unlocked front or rear doors.

The offender was spotted in one incident. A witness described him as a 30- to 40-year-old black man wearing a gray hooded jacket, according to police.

Police said three burglaries in the 3800 block of North Janssen occurred on April 21st: One between 10:25 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; another between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and the third between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Another home on the same block was targeted on April 22nd at 12:30 a.m.

Most recently, a home in the 3700 block of North Greenview was burglarized at 3:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Police are encouraging residents to tell their family and friends about the alert and to ensure that windows and doors are secure.

If you have any information about these crimes, contact Area North investigators at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern #P19-N-108.

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